Tagged with You Were Never Really Here

“The 100 Best Movies Of The 2010s”

“The 100 Best Movies Of The 2010s”


100 movies. How many have you seen? None? A few? Enough? Because let me tell you, that’s a whole lot of movies. Continue reading

Andy’s Best Things, 2018 Edition

Andy’s Best Things, 2018 Edition


Hi. I’m late writing this up. I had other plans for ringing in 2019. Honestly, snowboarding and beer are only part of it. If I think about it for a second, I don’t really have a lot to say about 2018; I’m sans a unifying statement to reconcile all of the pop culture I digested … Continue reading

“The 25 Best Movie Performances of 2018”

“The 25 Best Movie Performances of 2018”


For your consideration: A whole heapin’ helpin’ of real good performances in real good movies. My picks here: Brady Jandreau, Joaquin Phoenix, Kiki Layne & Stefan James, and Ben Foster & Thomasin McKenzie. Maybe the last two feel like cheats, and in a way they are. But in a totally different way they’re not, because … Continue reading

BOFCA’s 2018 Awards (And My Personal Ballot)

BOFCA’s 2018 Awards (And My Personal Ballot)


Well: We did it. It’s not often that a critics group’s awards match up closely with my own feelings, and if I’m being really nitpicky, this year’s Boston Online Film Critics Association awards miss a few marks for me; if you know me well and you’ve followed this blog since I started bitching about a certain … Continue reading

Andy’s Best Things, 2018 Halftime Edition

Andy’s Best Things, 2018 Halftime Edition


June has arrived, and also it’s about to end, the month-long worldwide celebrations of my birthday winding down* as I settle into my new age-number and look ahead to the rest of the year**. Thus, this, my Best Things halftime report, expanded once more from merely a ranking of film and TV to include music, … Continue reading

“The 25 Best Movies of 2018 (So Far)”

“The 25 Best Movies of 2018 (So Far)”


It’s June. “Best Of (So Far)” list time.  About a third of the blurbs on Paste Magazine‘s June ’18 list have my name on them, and of those that don’t, there are a handful I don’t agree with: I think Avengers: Infinity War is an exhausting slog, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is garbage, and Hereditary … Continue reading

Films by Women: Five Movies to Watch in April

Films by Women: Five Movies to Watch in April


April is such a good month for movies directed by women* that this month, for Paste Magazine‘s Films By Women spotlight, we used three in-theaters movies and only two at-home movies to round out the list. Pretty neat! And those in-theater movies are pretty great, being Zama, Blockers, and You Were Never Really Here, which you already know my … Continue reading